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Update: Child Struck by Car at Willow and Sauerkraut Lanes

Fire Chief says the boy was conscious when he arrived at the scene.

UPDATE: The boy was in the road when he was hit and he was conscious when the Lower Macungie Fire Chief arrived on the scene. The accident happened at 5:55 p.m. Friday

Original report:

According to police reports, a 6-year-old child has been struck by a car at the intersection of Willow and Sauerkraut lanes in Lower Macungie Township in the vicinity of

 

Jayden June 07, 2011 at 12:49 PM
First of all, the Lower Macungie Fire Police are all VOLUNTEERS. How are you going to FORCE a volunteer to be there to direct traffic??????? If the school wants to have functions, let them PAY for someone to direct traffic. They can not "DEMAND" anything. Would you rather have a paid fire department and see your taxes go through the roof? Most people can't afford what they are paying now..
Witness June 07, 2011 at 05:34 PM
Joe, You are exactly right. I was there and saw the whole thing happen. The motorist was clearly in a hurry. There were four people in the cross walk when he decided to gun it and try to beat them. God forbid if he had to wait 30 more seconds to be on his way. I hope the State Police enforce the crosswalk law in this case and make an example.
Melissa Moyer-Schneck June 07, 2011 at 06:01 PM
My children attend East Penn schools as well, but are not allowed to walk to school based on where their school is located, this is fine with us, they take the bus and the bus stop is in a quiet neighborhood with not much traffic. The insane part of my comment is when the children at our bus stop yelled to a vehicle driving past the stop to slow down.....she turned around in her car to drive back by the bus stop and yell profanities at the children....I personally think the township needs more "mature" adults driving cars.....
Melissa Moyer-Schneck June 07, 2011 at 06:03 PM
Being that this accident was viewed by this many people, I certainly hope the police were able to get the drivers information and he is fined properly for this, nothing to that extent was mentioned in the article. I agree with Jayden, the fire department is all volunteer and you cannot tell a volunteer what he has to do, he is a volunteer...we need more of them, so if your so concerned about this sign up as a volunteer!
Ann June 10, 2011 at 01:10 AM
prayers for the child and hopes that there are no such repeat incidents. Please be aware, with the intended development planned by LMT and Jaindl, there are bound to be "lost" tractor trailers going through this neighborhood when Sauerkraut Lane is extended to the trucking warehouse of Spring Creek Rd. The township and Aburtis Burough do not seem interested in talking with PennDoT to make sure that there are absolute designated truck roads and others that are absolutely "NO Trucks, except local delivery". Apparently, this is not such a hard task, but it does not seem that either local government is making an effort to protect the residential and rural roads. If you are interested in this problem, please go to your local government meetings and speak up and ask for appropriate protection and action so that children are not placed in harms way.

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